Autistic Behaviors

EFT Tapping For Autistic Emotional Regulation

Although emotional dysregulation is not a specific criterion for diagnosing a child with autism, those who are on the spectrum tend to be more likely to lack emotional self-regulation skills.  However, ASD children can learn to self-regulate! Today we will analyze a self-soothing method that is becoming widely known and is used by professionals to…

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Diarrhea and Constipation in Autism

For children in the spectrum, is well known that GI issues go hand to hand. Episodes of constipation and diarrhea can be normal for ASD children. Studies published by the Journal of Pediatrics estimate that “the odds of GI symptoms in children with ASD are four times more prevalent than for children without ASD.” Today…

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De-Escalation Strategies: Calming Strategies for Autism Meltdowns

Sometimes, when autistic children become extremely overwhelmed or they’re experiencing sensory overload, they have a meltdown where they lose control over their behaviors. These situations are stressful for everyone involved and potentially dangerous for both bystanders and your child. Knowing some de-escalation strategies will help you avoid a potential crisis. Understanding The Escalation Cycle  …

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The Top 6 Ways To Support Autism Awareness Month

Each year, on April 2,  we commemorate World Autism Awareness Day, and during April Autism Awareness Month. The main goal is to raise awareness and to create inclusion, and acceptance.  Why Should We Support Autism Awareness Month?  Honoring Autism Awareness Month goes far beyond wearing a blue ribbon. There are many powerful reasons why we…

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Yoga & Autism | 5 Benefits

Autistic minds can be a noisy place.  Children in the spectrum can have trouble concentrating due to sensory issues, and overloads that can lead them to anxiety and stress. Sports are highly recommended to ease stress and improve focus, however, due to motor skills and physical coordination challenges, it can be hard for children to…

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Weighted Pencils: The Answer to Improve Fine Motor Skills

Most parents in the spectrum report that tasks related to fine motor skills can be a challenge for autistic children. Drawing, and writing can be difficult however, weighted pencils have shown to be the answer to improve hand coordination. What Are Weighted Pencils?  Weighted pencils are considerably heavier and thicker than a regular pencil, thus…

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Best And Worst Christmas Gifts For Autistic Children

Finding the perfect gift for a child with autism is not always an easy task.  Due to the various sensitivities and needs that many children with autism may have, it’s important to carefully consider what kinds of gifts are a good choice for them. To ease your holiday shopping, here is a list of autism…

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Thanksgiving Hacks For Autistic Parents

Thanksgiving is finally here! All the excitement, food, and family gatherings can make these celebrations one of the most anticipated ones of the year. However, for families on the spectrum, all these schedule changes, new meals, and visits can represent a huge challenge. Thankfully, it is possible to have fun and ease these issues, and today we will share a few…

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How Parents Can Support Autistic Children With Online School

Covid-19 has come to completely transform our lives. With most activities suspended and taken on remotely, most parents suffer the consequences. Poor concentration, difficulty focusing on the screen, and even home distractions can be overwhelming for autistic children.  Today, we will share with you a few tips on how to deal with the most common…

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Melatonin Snacks: Foods To Help ASD Children Sleep

When it comes to Autism, nutrition is everything. The same child can become two different versions of himself/herself with different meals. With some of the meals, they can become hyperactive, and with others, they can even start stimming more often. During bedtime, the right snacks can either boost their energy or help them settle. Today,…

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